Early high school basketball thoughts

It’s still very early in the season, but some quick thoughts on what has happened so far in boys basketball. 

Elyria’s 4-0 start is very impressive, considering three of their four wins have been on the road.  Beating Medina on Saturday afternoon in Massillon was a very nice win for Brett Larrick’s Pioneer team.  They are a very confident, experienced group right now.  Lorain County’s other unbeaten team is Columbia, now 5-0, but the Raiders should get a good test Tuesday when they face Oberlin.  The Phoenix have won two straight after opening the season with two straight losses.  That could be a great early season battle in the PAC.

I love watching Wellington play under head coach Dan Gundert.  His kids really get after it.  The Dukes have won three straight, including their impressive come from behind victory on Friday, beating Clearview 51-37 in a game we had on WEOL.  Quite a gritty, hard-working bunch.

We are looking forward to what could be a great game this Friday night on WEOL when Medina travels to Avon Lake.  The Shoremen got a huge win last Friday night by knocking off previously unbeaten Westlake.  That was a real eye opener.

Saturday night on WEOL, it will be Vermilion at Wellington.  Then, following a welcome break for Christmas, it will be holiday tournament time!  We’ll talk more about the Lorain County Holiday Tournament from Avon Lake and the DiFranco Tournament from Midview as the time draws near!

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